Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, which is one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit, 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases and displays “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Jerusalem, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through Oct. 25 “After Walker Evans” exhibition presented by Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. Evans’ photographs were taken in order to present the objects as works of art connected to the Western art historical tradition rather than ethnographic objects. His “documents” examines the physical form of each object, sometimes shooting from more than one angle. Free admission. Hrs. Wed-Sat 12 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, 817-257-2588, www.theartgalleries.tcu.edu/index.html. 2900 W. Berry St.
Through Oct. 26 Jubilee Theatre presents, The Brothers Size. In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is a wall of tough love while his younger brother struggles to find his footing in the world. Explore the bonds of brotherhood through poetry and myth in this music-filled contemporary drama from one of the country’s most exciting new voices. For tickets and information, 817-338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
Through Nov. 15 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Derailed and Departed. Historical and hysterical collide when attorney Dewey Cheatumgood, a dubious dealer of bogus railroad bonds, is killed. Whodunit when there isn’t a shortage of stockholders to suspect? $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 1 Honky Tonk Spirits presents Dead End Ghost Tour. This interactive outside ghost tour includes spooky pictures caught on tour! Tickets $12-$20. Tours 9 p.m. For more information, www.deadendghosttours.com. East Exchange St., Fort Worth Stockyards. Tours begin and end on the front porch of the Whiskey Girl Saloon.
Through Jan. 4 Urban Theater: New York Art In The 1980s at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of contemporary art’s most recognizable characteristics. $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Jan. 15 LEGOLAND Discovery Center of Dallas/Fort Worth Star Wars MINILAND Model Display. Be immersed in the intergalactic sights and sounds of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Guests will see the rolling hills of Naboo, the treacherous terrain of Tatooine, and even take part in a thrilling Podrace! Tickets $18 3+, free for kids 2 and under. Hrs. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission two hours prior to closing. For more information, 877-818-1677, www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/dallasfw. Inside Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 25 Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition features more than 40 large-scale photographs of the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through May 31 Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West exhibit at the Sid Richardson Museum. Paintings by George Catlin, the influential 19th century American Indian painter. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. See web site for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
2-Jan. 18 Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham exhibit at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Through 16 iconic river paintings and 50 drawings, you’ll see how George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) created his artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
3-26 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. October’s showings: The Last of Robin Hood-Oct. 3-5, A Streetcar Named Desire-Oct. 8, The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)-Oct. 10-12, My Old Lady-Oct. 17-19, Medea-Oct. 22, Last Days in Vietnam-Oct. 24-26. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes vary, see web site for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
3-26 Runway Theatre presents, Cabaret. Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten & stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Set in a sleazy German nightclub as the ’20s are drawing to a close and the threat of World War II is everywhere, audiences are invited to “leave their troubles outside.” An American writer arrives in Berlin where he is introduced to a host of characters, including the lovely and talented Sally Bowles. As they fall in love, Berlin begins to crumble and the world around them is shaken by the rise of the Nazi regime. Rated R. Tickets are $15 for plays and $20 for musicals. Performances 8 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. & 3 p.m. Sun. matinee. 817-488-4842, www.runwaytheatre.com. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
3,4,10,11,17,18,31, Nov. 1 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
4,11,18, Nov.1 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
11-Jan. 4 Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition at The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Can you huff, puff and blow a house in? Does running in the rain get you less wet than walking through it? Can you really make a canoe out of duct tape? Spend a day like the real MythBusters on Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated show and discover the answers to these and other questions for yourself. Enjoy interactive opportunities, watch live demonstrations and peruse props and gadgets from the show. Timed tickets are required: $19 Adults (ages 13-64), $17 Seniors (65+), $15 Children (2-12). Member discounts. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/mythbusters-explosive-exhibition. 1600 Gendy St.
16-Nov. 22: Fellowship!: The Musical Parody of “The Fellowship of the Ring” at Circle Theatre. A musical parody of The Fellowship Of The Ring? It may not be Tolkien, but this merry little musical won numerous awards and has played to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles and New York. Adult Language. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth St. in Sundance Square.
19-Jan. 25 Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musee d’Orsay at the Kimbell Art Museum. Explore the development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture—Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir—will be represented. $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+ and for students with an ID, $14 children 6-11, free for children under 6 and for Museum members. Admission is half-price on Tuesdays and after 5 p.m. on Fridays. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
24-Nov. 1 2014 World Championship Appaloosa Show. Festivities include the Think Pink performance, to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, www.appaloosa.com/worlds-show/world-show.htm. Will Rogers Equestrian Center, 3401 West Lancaster Ave.
24-Nov. 9 Miracle on South Division Street at Theatre Arlington. Clara and her three grown kids in Buffalo, NY, have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Their faith is shaken when a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel. The results are heartfelt and hilarious. Tickets prices and showtimes vary. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org, 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
24 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kip Moore: CMT on Tour 2014: Up in Smoke. Tickets $15 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
24,25,26 Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, is one of the top authentic cowboy festivals in the world. Music, ranch rodeo, cowboy poetry and more celebrate the heritage of the American cowboy. Advance tickets: Fri. one-day all-access event ticket, $30; Sat. ticket without rodeo $30, with rodeo $40, children ages 3-12, $10; Sun. one-day all-access event ticket $30. Children 12 & under get in free to everything except the Sat. night rodeo, $10. Tickets increase $5 on the day of the gathering: 3-Day tickets also available. Events from 10 a.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 121 E. Exchange Ave., 817-625-9715, 1-888-269-8696, www.redsteagallcowboygathering.com, 130 E. Exchange Ave.
24,25,26 Fort Worth Zoo presents Boo at the Zoo. Halloween-themed entertainment will be located throughout the Zoo for all guests to enjoy. Free with zoo admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org, 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
25 Texas Trail Hall of Fame Ceremony. This tradition honors individuals with significant contributions to the Western way of life. Throughout the walkways of the Fort Worth Stockyards, see bronze inlaid markers, patterned after a frontier marshall’s badge. This year’s honorees include Perry and Nancy Lee Bass, Gene Autry, John Butterfield, Fredric Remington and more. For more information, www.texastrailoffame.org. Steps of Livestock Exchange Building, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
25,26 Japanese Garden Fall Festival at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Feast your eyes on spectacular colors and enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies. Tickets $6 adults, $4 children 4-12 yrs., under 3 free. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
25 Modern ‘til Midnight: ’80s Edition at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The decade that brought us “what was I thinking?” hairstyles and clothing is bursting in unforgettably distinctive music: Prince, Billy Idol, New Order, Flock of Seagulls, R.E.M., The Clash, Madonna and others. Relive the far-out fun for yourself with an array of live performances by local bands on the lawn. Performances begin 6 p.m. Tickets $20, $15 in advance. Members are free. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
25 Ranch Bash at Panther Island Pavilion. Annual birthday celebration of Fort Worth’s Texas country radio station, 95.9 The Ranch, boasts some of the top names in Texas country. Tickets $10-40. Festival times vary, see web site for more information, www.rockintheriverfw.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
25-26 Oktoberfest at Panther Island Pavilion. Join us for a German festival with food, music, dancing, games, a biergarten, dachshund races, and craft fall beers from around the country. Tickets $5-15. Festival times vary, see web site for more information, www.rockintheriverfw.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
29 Sings for the Cure Gala Concert by TCU Frogs for the Cure at Bass Performance Hall. To celebrate the 10-year partnership with Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth, the TCU Frogs for the Cure present an exclusive evening with former first lady Laura Bush, CBS Newsman Bob Schieffer, Tony-Award winning actress Bernadette Peters, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and others. Performances begin 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Greater Fort Worth Affiliate of Komen in the fight against breast cancer. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 877-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
30 Cliburn at the Kimbell music performance. The stunning virtuoso James Ehnes has performed in more than 30 countries and appears regularly with well-known orchestras like the New York Philharmonic. His international awards include a Grammy, a Gramophone, and six Juno Awards. Performance 7:30 p.m. Reservations required, ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sam Riggs. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
31 Billy Bob’s Texas-The Dan Band. Tickets $12 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.